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31 Days of Halloween: Day 28!

Posted by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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2. Haunted Trees
Make your yard come alive with this spooky craft. If you have trees in your yard, you can use oven-baked clay to give the trees spooky faces. Simply create a pair of eyes, a nose, and a mouth for each tree, and attach them to the trunks.
Place a portable radio or speakers near the tree and play your favorite eerie soundtrack to draw even more attention to your haunted trees.
Directions


Purchase oven-baked modeling clay, like Fimo or a similar brand. You can buy modeling clay for about $12 a pound online. Buy colored clay, such as green, brown, or black, to give the face more character and to make each face more noticeable.
Create basic shapes for the eyes, nose, and mouth. Use a butter knife to carve out more details like eyelids or teeth, and bake them in the oven.
Use removable putty or double-sided hanging tape to arrange the face on the tree.
Pro Tip: You can purchase a clay glaze at most craft stores that prolongs the life of thes faces. The glaze adds a protective coating, which keeps them safer in the rain.
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snuggiewoogie
by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 3:28 PM

 That is a cool tree :)

psych_mom
by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 3:37 PM
If we get trick-or-treaters this year, I'll have to do this next year.
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sunshinepraying
by Silver Member on Oct. 28, 2012 at 6:34 PM
They have those at the farm near us. When you go on the hayride, they have you try to find all the faces.
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SassyWildflower
by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 6:44 PM

that's cool!

Too bad i don't have trees is my front yard  =/

rocamom
by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 7:15 PM

SO FUN :)


HisSweetheart07
by Platinum Member on Oct. 28, 2012 at 8:51 PM

 Looks like fun. I want to put one on my apple tree lol

Jukebox_Jenny
by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 9:09 PM
I may do one on my palm. :)

Quoting HisSweetheart07:

 Looks like fun. I want to put one on my apple tree lol

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Jukebox_Jenny
by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 9:09 PM
Boo! You could sneak decorate a neighbors!

Quoting SassyWildflower:

that's cool!

Too bad i don't have trees is my front yard  =/

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Jukebox_Jenny
by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 9:09 PM
Neat!

Quoting sunshinepraying:

They have those at the farm near us. When you go on the hayride, they have you try to find all the faces.
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Linds2Horse
by Platinum Member on Oct. 28, 2012 at 10:39 PM

This is a great idea, but I wonder how you attach them to the trees?

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